1 Toxophilite 3 weeks ago My 52 Electro 2 has the original vintage DeArmonds. They have the heavy black coax that Curt warned has a tendency to short due to the inner wire's insulation crumbling. My bridge pickup was cutting in and out and occasionally getting quieter. I took it out and notice the shield/ground was down to a few wires at the bridge pickup pot. I removed the coax from the pot to fix that and while doing it examined the inner 'hot' wire. The black insulation looked good a first glance ( It's kind of wrapped looking) but upon closer examination had a few small bare spots. I shrink wrapped the inner wire and hooked it up again.Now it seems to work fine but i was noticing a strange thing. I have one amp that makes a ground loop with my space echo so I use a ground lift on the amp (it grounds through the echo). When I use the guitar with that setup if I touch the bridge pickup it buzzes loudly. The neck pickup does not do this. The pickups are in phase and otherwise wired normally. I didn't notice it doing this before, and or not doing this so I can't say it's a result of anything I did)Any ideas?